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Poster: cashel Date: Sep 25, 2003 9:45pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: please inform me

what does md5 mean for downloading a music video file

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Poster: Jonathan Aizen Date: Sep 26, 2003 12:18am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: please inform me

MD5 files are files that contain a "fingerprint" for files you can download. These fingerprints allow users to ensure that they downloaded the file correctly. Let's say that you downloaded the video, but it looks really strange to you - you can be sure that you got the right file if the fingerprint on your end matches the one in the MD5 file.

Does that help?

Jon

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Sep 27, 2003 1:57am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: md5s

This covers md5s from the point of view of music filesets, but it applies to video filesets too:
http://userpages.umbc.edu/~hamilton/shnfaq.html